News Recap for October 26, 2013

In hotel homes news this week: new condo hotels planned for Seattle and Shenzhen, two condo hotel residences in NYC with record asking prices, plus new Ritz-Carlton properties in Miami Beach, Tianjin and Pearl Island.

Read More News Recap for October 18, 2013

In this week’s news recap: hotel branded residences among recent top sales in Boston and San Francisco, Ritz-Carlton Waikiki could expand its plan for more residences, plus openings in London, Bangalore, Israel and Charlotte.

Read More News Recap for October 11, 2013

In this week’s news recap: markets in New York, Miami and London keep booming, speculation of Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences coming to Perth, construction of the Banader Rotana Hotel in Bahrain resumes, Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live named among top listings for bachelors and the Penthouse at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta gets chopped, again.  Plus, more news from Chicago, Philadelphia and the Caribbean.

Read More News Recap for October 3, 2013

This week’s news recap includes insight to more changes along New York City’s 57th Street corridor, new hotel launches in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the launch of new luxury hotel and private residences brand, Clermont, and finally good news for the troubled Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.  Plus, more stories from Los Angeles, Toronto and New York.

Read More News Recap for September 26, 2013

This week’s news recap includes the introduction of Peninsula Hotels’ first residences (in Shanghai), a $40 million penthouse sale at Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver, a troubled auction for Trump Toronto,  new project updates for the Cayman Islands, Sarasota, and Regina, Saskatchewan… plus, could Starbucks make the next great hotel brand?

Read More News Recap for August 8, 2013

These week’s news recap includes a record-breaking sale at the Ritz Carlton Residences Bangkok, a new record asking price at the Residences at Mandarin Oriental Boston, a new CEO for Four Seasons, Laura Ashley’s new hotel brand, a buyout for Commune Hotels, and new projects for Cartagena, Columbia, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Cairns, Australia!

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Superbroker Dolly Lenz Addresses Summit at Montage Deer Valley

Dolly Lenz, one of the world’s top real estate brokers, gave the keynote address at the first annual team summit of ORES Realty Corp. last week. Held at the new Montage Deer Valley – which was recently named the best hotel in Park City by the Park Record – the summit brought together developers, brokers, agents and marketing managers to discuss effective sales strategies and marketing techniques.

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These Hotel Residences Come With the Best Beach Amenities

Montage Residences Laguna Beach Mosaic Swimming Pool

For some buyers, living in a beachfront home with hotel services is just not enough. Those looking for an exceptional five-star experience that extends all the way to the sand and sea should consider these three hotel-residential properties with exceptional beach amenities.

Read More Doubles Traffic In Second Month Since Launch

In February 2013, exceeded its goal of 10,000 visitors to the new hotel-branded property website, launched on January 1 of this year, roughly doubling the traffic since its inaugural month. “Our team is thrilled to have built on our initial successes and doubling our site traffic in our second month,” stated Dan August Cordeiro, Founder of

The traffic itself is well distributed around 146 countries, with no more than 30% of the website’s traffic derived from any one country, although the United States, India and China were each among the top three source markets. Europe represented nearly 20% of all traffic.

New York, Florida and California are the top three searched locations for properties, further evidence that these markets are well past their market “bottom” and attracting the attention of a global audience.

Top lifestyles included beach, mountain and city properties, while the top-searched hotel brands included the luxurious Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons brands and Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ hip W brand, indicating that younger consumers are also interested in hotel-branded residential properties.

This month’s top viewed development was Palazzo Tornabuoni, managed by Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in Florence, Italy, which is a remarkably restored 15th century palace, while the individual listing for sale that was most clicked through to was a $2.3 million two-bedroom residence at The Setai Miami Beach.